3th OctoberRSMA Friends' Evening: Ticket required. 5.30 – 7.30pm
4th OctoberPrivate View: Invitation only. 11.00am – 8.00pm.
Exhibition open to the public. 10.00am – 5.00pm.
14th OctoberExhibition closes at 5.00pm on the final day.
Thursday 5th OctoberPeter Cronin ARSMA – Watercolour
Saturday 7th OctoberBen Mowll RSMA – Watercolour
Monday 9th OctoberBarry Peckham RSMA – Oils
Wednesday 11th OctoberLorraine Abraham RSMA – Scratchboard & Ink, work in progress.
Wednesday 11th OctoberDavid Allen RSMA - Pastels
Winner: Natalia Avdeeva ROI with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner
Winner: John Lines RSMA RBSA with Mary Gardner
Winner: Gillian Roberts RSMA with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner
Winner: Deb Walker RI ARSMA with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner
Winner: Alice White with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner
Winner: Natalia Kuptsova with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner & Elizabeth Smith PRSMA
Winner: J F Morgan RSMA
Winner: David Hawthorne with Rear Admiral Chris Gardner
Winner:Martin Swan VPRSMA with Sarah Pugh of Sea Pictures Gallery
The Royal Society of Marine Artists is the focal point for much of Britain's finest contemporary marine art, and many of the country's leading marine artists are elected Members of the Society.
This country is an island nation with a proud maritime heritage. The coastline of Britain and its principal islands measures some 19,400 miles, presenting a wide variety of often spectacular scenery.
The sea is part of who we are as a nation. It is this heritage and this environment that we aim to celebrate.
Whilst much of our work is representational in the broadest sense, our styles, choice of subject matter and painting medium vary enormously. Some of our Members specialise in thoroughly researched historical subjects, others capture the thrill of modern yacht racing; some enjoy muddy creeks and quiet harbours, others find beauty in super-tankers and cargo vessels; some find inspiration on the deep sea, others explore what's under the sea.
But no matter what we paint, or in what style, no matter whether we paint en plein-air or in the studio, the sea is always our main source of inspiration.